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US Consulate General In Hyd Issues Fifth Highest No Of Such Visas In The World

The US consulate general in Hyderabad issues the fifth highest number of student visas in the world and the highest in the country, assistant secretary of state for consular affairs Michele Bond said on Friday .
There are more than 200 US consulates and embassies across the globe.
Speaking at a media interaction in the city, Bond reiterated that a large number of Indian students were pursuing their studies at American universities and said that they comprise the second largest community of students in the US with more than 1,32,000 members.
According to 2015 data, visas were given to around 60,000 Indian students by the US mission in the country that year with a large number being issued by the US consulate general in Hyderabad. While absolute figures were not released, Bond said that the US consulate general in Hyderabad “is a winner“.
Further, of the 1,38,000 H1-B visas sanctioned per year across the world, Indi ans are issued a majority of them, she said. “Typically , on an average, Indians get 70 per cent of them (H1-B visas).This year they are already above that with 72 per cent,“ Bond said. The “level of interest“ in visas on account of the hike in fee, she maintained, has not changed.
Apar t from students, Bond said that a vast major ity of Indian travellers enter the US on tourist and shortterm business visas.
While responding to a question on the screening of Muslims entering the US, as suggested by Republican presidential candidate Donald J Trump, Bond said that there is no discrimination while issuing visas to members of the community and that each application is given a “careful and fair“ review.“We are also focussed on making sure that wherever in the country anybody applies, people are being judged against the same standard which is, in fact, the same standard that we apply all over the world. So there is no discrimination, no difference in how we adjudicate our visa applications.“
Touching upon the issue of Indian students deported from US airports earlier this year, despite having valid visas, she hinted at the possibility of a communication gap between the US consulates or embassies that issue visas and the department of homeland security (DHS). “We are working very very hard to ensure that we are in sync with DHS and that we are screening students and every applicant so that there isn't anything that can prevent them from being admitted to the Unites States,“ she said.


Source: http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31809&articlexml=CITY-TOPS-NATION-MOST-US-STUDENT-VISAS-GIVEN-27082016002024
Education in the USA is always a dream and coveted endeavor for many of the students in the India. Decision to study in the USA is definitely a major one and perfect planning should be made part of your approach for this purpose. Your destination country for the studies is definitely not a dangerous country, but being well prepared in advance with some of the valuable tips can translate your academic experience into rewarding. Some of those safety tips for studying the USA are: 

Safety measures for students who study in US

Traveling:

It is always imperative and wise to be alert and observant while moving around in this new place. Your observations of surroundings will give you a sense of awareness. Being alert can keep you away from any unwanted situations. 

Security:

Night is always a time for nocturnal people while most among them can result into threat or danger. It is always good to avoid lonely walks during night at this new place. Crime rate is obviously at high during nights at anywhere in the world. It is our responsibility to be safe during nights though campus police are available at every academic institute or university. Some of the campuses are offering escort during night for the international students through campus police too. It is good to use such services or otherwise keep yourself with the company of groups in the nights during walks without fail.

Valuable Things:

Valuable are necessary to keep in safe rather leaving wherever you want. Crime of theft quite rampant and it is not exempted in the academic campuses too. Nowadays, laptops, tablets, smartphones, wallets and many more are very common possessions for the students. So, keep your valuable belongs always under your control and within the safeguarded place without fail. A theft happened is hard to recover.

Shelter:

Housing is another important aspect for the international students to study in USA. You will have varied options for this purpose in the form of campus dormitory, off campus and some more. It is always safe to keep your doors closed and never allow entry for strangers into it. Use window or door peep hole to find out the visitor and communicate with strangers from the inside of the house only.

Personal Details:

Identity theft is nowadays seen all over the world and this is another important aspect that should be given more concern by the international students in the USA. It is imperative to keep your personal information, credit card details and social security details safe and totally away from stealing by someone. Do not fall for any scams those are intended to dupe you in many forms. Here, it is important to learn for every international student in the USA that they themselves are responsible for their safety through avoiding any unwelcoming situation around.